leadershipCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Summit, Dinner and/or Taste of Homeschooling.

Beginning at 12:30pm on Thursday afternoon, May 19, we have special sessions for those in roles of leadership within the homeschool community.

We appreciate you and want to encourage, update, and thank you for all your sacrifice and service to Michigan’s home educators!

Cost: Summit (including hors d’oeuvres luncheon) is FREE; $15/leader to cover the dinner meal

Special Invitation For All Michigan Homeschool Leaders

Please join us for  our

33rd Annual Michigan Home Education Convention Leadership Summit

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Hosted by INCH, Information Network for Christian Homes


2nd Floor Capitol 1 Ballroom, Radisson Lansing Hotel

111 North Grand Ave., Lansing, 48933 (12:00 noon – 9:00 pm)

12:30pm Meet n’ Greet Reception with Elected Officials, Informal time over hors d’oeuvres lunch; Leadership Summit registration
1:00pm Legislative Briefing – James Muffett and Frank Dame, Citizens For Traditional Values, along with other elected officials and special guests
2:00pm Leadership Summit Welcome, Announcements, Logistical overview – Mike Winter, INCH Executive Director
2:30pm Davis Carman – “Leadership Lessons from the Trenches”
3:15pm Homeschooling, LGBT, & Other Legal Issues – William Wagner, Dave & Steve Kallman
4:00pm Town Hall Discussion, Support for Homeschool Leaders
4:45pm Break for shopping at Used Curriculum Sale
5:30 pm Leader/Speaker Dinner at Radisson Hotel Capital Ballroom [RSVP’s for dinner can be made on the Leadership Summit Reservation Form below; $15/person.]
6:30 pm Dessert Buffet & Registration for Taste of Homeschooling, Refresh Your Marriage events. These events are free to conference attendees.
7:00 – 9:00 pm Taste of Homeschooling – Radisson Capital Ballroom;
Refresh Your Marriage – Rm. 201 Lansing Center;
These are FREE events.
(To aid in planning, please be sure to indicate on the Leadership Summit Reservation Form the number of leaders we can expect to help by serving as Table Hosts/tour leaders for the Taste of Homeschooling.)


Davis Carman – Apologia Ministries
Leadership Lessons from the Trenches   

Being in a leadership position is tough work. Your heart desires to see great things happen for homeschooling families in your area, but the enemy throws so many flaming arrows your way. Often these come in the form of conflict with people. How can you as a leader build trust among your team members and constituents, maintain healthy relationships when facing conflict, and confront difficult issues effectively? In this workshop, Davis gives four leadership lessons he has learned first-hand from the field (aka trenches), and you will learn how to be more effective in your leadership role.


Special notes:

  • Host homes are available – We realize that holding the Leadership Summit on Thursday means one more overnight for those of you staying for the convention (which we hope is most of you!) So we’d like to offer to house you in the home of a local homeschooling family. Please contact INCH if you’d like free accommodations on Thursday night. We need to know as soon as possible if you’re interested in this option so we can make the necessary arrangements. (Tell us how many, any preferences, allergies, etc.) Discount hotel rates have also been negotiated and details are found at ‘Accommodations’ under the Conference tab on the inch.org website.
  • Used Curriculum Sale – Held this year in the Lansing Center Main Hall A, hosted by CHESS from 2-7 pm Thursday. Only $1 admission or bring a can to donate to the Lansing City Rescue Mission and get in free. Details and contact information can be found at http://ucs.sudleysprings.com/chess/
  • Taste of Homeschooling – Please extend a special invitation to new or prospective homeschoolers in your area! This will include an introduction to homeschooling, presentations by our featured speakers, a Q & A panel, and a sneak peek into the vendor hall- tours led by you leaders. We would appreciate as many of you as possible staying to serve as table hosts and tour leaders.  Thank you in advance!

Those able to join us for any part of the Leadership Summit, REGISTER HERE!